Apocalypse (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

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Apocalypse
Apocalypse (Six Flags Magic Mountain) 2011 01.jpg
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating since May 23, 2009
Cost $10,000,000 USD
Replaced Psyclone
Statistics
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Type Wooden
Riders per train 22
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 95 feet
Drop 87.3 feet
Top speed 50.1 mph
Length 2877 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 3:00
HELP
Entrance to Apocalypse
Apocalypse with Déjà Vu, which has now been removed

Apocalypse is a Great Coasters International wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA. The ride was previously named "Terminator Salvation: The Ride" from 2009 and 2010 and was themed after the newest sequel in the Terminator movie series.

History

Terminator Salvation: The Ride opened on May 23, 2009.[1] It was built in the spot formerly occupied by Psyclone. Apocalypse was the first wooden coaster to have on-board speakers, but the speakers later stopped working properly and were removed when the ride was rethemed in 2011.[2] The ride also has three misty tunnels, one of which passes through the station, and a fire special effect.

In March 2017, the rougher sections of the ride were retracked by British company Wood Coaster Developments.[3]

Design

Elements

Nearly all of Apocalypse was retracked by GCI while it was closed in 2019 due to construction of nearby West Coast Racers. In addition, the ride received a theming update, changing the theme from nuclear fallout to a plague wiping out humanity.

Trains

Apocalypse's trains have 12 cars seating 2 across. However, the 12th car, which formerly housed the speaker system, does not seat riders. This makes the train's maximum capacity 22.

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